Liverpool join Everton in race for Bundesliga midfielder

According to The Mirror, Liverpool have joined the race for in-demand midfielder Naby Keita, who is also attracting the likes of Everton and Arsenal…

What’s the word?

Jurgen Klopp clearly has a big job on his hands this summer to turn his tenure around, with a fantastic start to the 2016/17 season contrasted with a poor run of form in the new year.

The German reportedly has a few targets in mind for the summer, and near the top of his list is RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, who has been impressing in the Bundesliga this season.

Bringing him in will be no easy feat, though, with a host of clubs reportedly keen on the midfield talisman.

What can he do?

Naby Keita is currently plying his trade in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig, where the German side are flying high in the German top flight – second only to Bayern Munich.

Keita has been a big part of that, with his tireless and efficient running serving as the engine to an impressive Leipzig side.

He is a player very much in the ilk of N’Golo Kante, with his knack of getting into the right position, tackling successfully and bringing the ball forward all vital components to his playstyle. He also offers a bit more of an offensive threat than most in his role, having picked up 6 assists this season.

He would fit in perfectly at Anfield, with Klopp’s high press, high-intensity playstyle perfectly suited to the midfielder.

A midfield trio including the likes of Keita, Henderson and Lallana would be an irresistible temptation for Klopp.